HC Deb 15 December 1938 vol 342 c2206W
Mr. Gallacher

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that payments received from the Gresford Colliery Disaster Relief Fund by injured workmen or survivors of men killed are being subjected to the means test by the Unemployment Assistance Board on the same basis as ordinary workmen's compensation, although voluntary gifts are not supposed to come under the means test; and whether he will take steps to stop this practice?

Mr. E. Brown

I am informed by the Board that in dealing with the cases in question no part of any payments from the Gresford Colliery Relief Fund has been regarded as available to meet the needs of any member of the household, other than the person to or in respect of whom the payment is being made. If the hon. Member has any particular case in mind and cares to let me have the details, I will have inquiry made.